Halloween has finally arrived! Are you still in need of a last minute snack recipe for the kids' classroom parties, tonight's Halloween get-together, or even just a quick munchie aside from all of the candy bars that are piling up today? No worries - we have you covered! This week's edition of Friday's Fabulous Finds is dedicated to festive Halloween snacks that can be made in minutes with little effort on your end. Enjoy and have a very Happy Halloween!
Has yesterday's collection of marquee light decor ideas got you thinking of a new project? Well, as promised, here are the steps for making your very own set of marquee letters.
1. Lay each letter flat on your work surface and carefully cut along the edges of the top surface of each letter with your craft knife. Remove and discard the top surface piece of each letter. The letters should still have their sides and bottom surfaces intact.
2. Determine your desired spacing for the lights and mark each light bulb location on the bottom surface of each letter with a pencil.
Tip: Use a ruler to achieve accurate spacing.
3. Using a drill bit slightly smaller than the base of the light bulbs, drill a hole into each pencil mark. A smaller hole will ensure a snug fit.
4. Now it is time to spray paint your letters. Use as many coats as necessary to achieve your desired look. Move on to the next step once your letters are completely dry.
5. Detach each bulb from the string and begin fitting the bulbs into the designated holes in your letters. Re-attach the string to the light bulbs and your marquee light letters are ready to be plugged in to your electrical outlet!
Marquee lights aren't just for cinema posters and Broadway signage anymore! There are more and more popping up in our homes and special events every day. Here is a collection of ideas that may inspire you to add marquee lights into your decor projects. Stay tuned tomorrow for a DIY tutorial on how to make your very own marquee light letters!
Garters don't seem to get too much attention during the wedding planning process these days. But, they really are a good bridal accessory to have even if you choose to nix the garter toss tradition. They are great for photo ops as well as a memorable keepsake after the big day. Here are 6 inventive garters that go beyond the traditional lace and satin for a unique wedding day look.
I didn't want to keep you waiting too long for the recipe behind the Caramel Kiss Cider that was featured in my Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party post. So, here it is!
Carving pumpkins for Halloween is annual tradition for many families including my own. Why not make a special event surrounding this classic pastime? Invite your friends and neighbors for some drinks, snacks, and chatter while you all carve pumpkins together! I designed a festive tablescape this weekend complete with everything you need to host the perfect Pumpkin Carving Party! Check out all of the details below. I have also featured the recipe for the Caramel Kiss Ciders on the blog so you can have it for a go-to entertaining cocktail this Fall season!
Wow, is it Friday already? This week has definitely sped by lightning fast. Looking forward to a enjoyable and relaxing weekend and wishing the same for you too! I think I might just carve out some time to give those cotton candy mousse cups a try.
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I was admiring different tablescapes on Pinterest this morning and stumbled upon this breathtaking floral dome centerpiece. This inspiring floral decor idea is definitely something I have to share with you as you can design it yourself using just 3 materials from your local craft store! If you are only able to find a glass dome without a knob, visit your local hardware store to choose a cabinet knob that you can superglue to your dome.
1. Carefully trim the brick so it fits inside the glass dome vertically with a few inches of space in-between for the flowers to rest.
Tip: Use cylinder shaped foam so the rounded edges are easier to work with when applying the flowers.
2. If you are not using fresh flowers, skip this step. If you plan on using fresh flowers, submerge the brick into a bucket of water until it is soft and water leaks out under a gentle touch.
Tip: Add a drop or two of bleach to the water to help keep the bacteria to a minimum.
3. Remove the thorns and leaves from each flower stem. Trim each stem diagonally to the appropriate length leaving about an inch to be inserted into the foam.
Tip: Weaker stems may require floral picks or wire to be attached.
4. After you have planned out your desired design, carefully insert each stem one by one into the foam brick until the brick itself is no longer visible. Periodically cover the design with the glass dome to ensure that everything is fitting proportionally and adjust as necessary.
5. Cover your floral design with the glass dome and it is ready to display!
If you are looking for a fun or maybe an easier alternative to carving pumpkins this year, try one of these 7 different methods to decorate. You will be surprised at just how many creative ways there are to style up a pumpkin!
Halloween is fast approaching, so this week we honor the holiday with 5 festive pins that appeal to the taste buds. I really want to give those spider cookies a try. They are so simple to make! Which one(s) will you make this year?
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